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Lara: I'm Not Just Better, I'm 150% Better Than Canelo!

By Edward Chaykovsky

WBA 'regular' junior welterweight champion Erislandy Lara (19-1-2, 12KOs) does not believe Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (43-1-1, 31KOs) is on his level. They are going to clash this coming Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The fight will headline a four fight card on Showtime Pay-Per-View.

Lara has chased after Canelo for over a year. Now he has him.  The Cuban boxer wants to prove that his country produces a higher quality of fighters in comparison to the boxers coming out of Mexico.

They have two common opponents, with Canelo doing far better against Alfredo Angulo and Lara dominating Austin Trout, who nearly defeated the Mexican star last April.

"Originally I thought he would never take the fight because I confronted him in person and he said, 'No this is not how you make fights.'  Then after the fans saw that he was ducking me on Twitter, he had no choice but to be a man and take the challenge. [Beating Canelo] means everything to me.  For me to demonstrate to the world that I'm not just better than him, but that I'm 150 percent better than him, means everything to me.  Like I said before, I'm going to take him to Cuban school," Lara said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by icha on 07-14-2014

so 150% better uh?? wonder if he was talking boxing or track and field...

Comment by niceyboo3 on 07-06-2014

[QUOTE=damit305;14729711]Edit- Any hardcore Floyd fans care to answer this?[/QUOTE] No I would not want to see Floyd vs Lara. Floyd is just all around better than Lara, but it would be boring as *****. The All Access would be hot…

Comment by -PBP- on 07-06-2014

[QUOTE=Dinamita 03;14729406]For a fight billed as the fight to determine the best fighter of the division it's baffling most on here are predicting a schooling or destruction depending on where your emotional side falls. It's been mpossible to discuss having…

Comment by DARKSEID on 07-06-2014

"I'm not just better than canelo i'm [B]really[/B] better than him." Shots fired.

Comment by pesticid on 07-06-2014

Lara is a great fighter but his trash talk is boring and not only that, it's actually Luis DeCubas. You can't compare him to Mayroga - Mayorga didn't have no damn twitter, he would smoke a cigarette, drink a beer,…

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